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First name: Jim
Nationality: UK (Scotland)
Other people who may have flown part of the journey:
First name: Steve
Leg(s) flown: Prestwick (Scotland) through to Scone (Australia), as passenger only, not copilot.
Class of Aircraft: (single, twin, homebuilt, helicopter, ultra light, balloon…) Single
Brand: (i.e.: Beechcraft): Mooney
Model: (i.e.: Bonanza): 252 TSE
Type: (i.e. A35): M20K
Name of aircraft if any (ie. Spirit of the Wind, or whatever): Romeo Tango
Route (Eastbound, Westbound, via the Poles): Eastbound
How did you cross the Atlantic Ocean (North, Centre, South)? North
How did you cross the Pacific Ocean (North, Centre, South)? Centre
Date of departure: May 1, 2008
Point of departure: Prestwicl (Scotland)
Date of return to point of departure: August 4, 2008
Point of return: Prestwick (Scotland)
Duration: (days): 96
Duration: (flying hours): 196
Distance flown: 28 382 NM
How many overnight stops did you make? : 95
How many any additional refuelling stops, if any? : 0
How many countries did you visit (count only where overnighted)? : 21
Means of communication used: HF Radio, sat telephone, e-mail by HF radio, other? : HF, Satphone (Iridium), emails and mobile phone from hotels.
Did you use any satellite tracking system? Which one ?
Flight clearances: did you obtain them all, or part of them, yourself? : Some myself
If not, which company did you use?: White Rose Aviation, UK
Which insurance company did you use? : Hayward Aviation Limited, UK
Which was the easiest country or region that you flew through? : Australia, NZ,USA,Canada, Europe, Greenland, Iceland, Egypt, Bahrain,Oman all OK.
Which was the most difficult? : India, Indonesia (West Timor, other parts OK), Thailand
Which was the best airport you landed at? : Forest (Australia).
Which was the worst? : Ahmedabad, India (from a bureaucratic point of vies).
Have you applied for the FAI Circumnavigator Badge/Are you thinking of doing so? : Will do so
Have you set or broken any records during your RTW? : No, (but probaly oldest UK pilot to do RTW-age 67- and beleive to be the first RTW to start and finish in Scotland
Did you create a Website about your flight? If so, what is the URL? http://www.jimsbigadventure.co.uk
General remarks about your flight:
A dream come true. The aircraft performed very well mechanically, although I had some failures (artifivcial horizon, vaccum pump, and GPS).
Advice to other pilots:
Don't lose sight of your dream. Go for it, but prepare well/.
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Database Flight Number: 281
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